Long County High School hosted its annual Blue Tide Drum-Line Competition on May 2.
Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School from South Carolina took home the first-place trophy, and Beaufort High School, also from South Carolina, was second. Cook High School of Adel was third, and Groves High School was fourth.
Long County High School drum-line director Jason McElveen said that this year’s event drew more than 500 people in attendance with bands participating from all over the area. Though the Blue Tide drum line did not compete because it was the host school, the band members still provided an exhibition performance.
The competition was presented by the Long County Band Boosters and hosted by Steve Alford. Additional entertainment was provided by DJ Hothands, and door prizes were given. All proceeds from the day went to the band.